Minecraft Studio Gets Updated Name To Reflect Expansion
Minecraft's long-running developer Mojang has undergone a name change to represent its growing scale.
Minecraft developer Mojang is moving into the new decade with a new name--or at least a very slightly revised one. The company has been opening more offices around the world as it expands its focus beyond the popular freeform creation game. As a result, it has changed its name from Mojang to Mojang Studios, with an accompanying logo revision to match. It's even released an accompanying video to showcase the changes, and you can watch it below.
The news comes just as Minecraft celebrates its 11th anniversary recently, with the first version having been released back in May 2009. It's also celebrating a massive milestone: 200 million copies of Minecraft have been sold, with a huge number of active players every month.
The new logo is made up of little gadgets called "Mojangs," appropriately enough, and in the trailer they are turned and twisted around to spell out the studio's name. It sounds like it won't be the last time we hear about the somewhat sentient gizmos, and they should pop up again as we learn about future Mojang Studios projects.
"They test and tinker, endlessly explore, and help us discover new corners of the Minecraft universe," Mojang Studios' head of creative communications said in the announcement post.
Speaking of new content, the developer has several things cooking. Aside from Minecraft and the spinoff game Minecraft Dungeons, Mojang Studios is also creating a feature film, experimenting with new game ideas, and producing a live show. It also recently released the AR game Minecraft Earth, and has released merch to match. Of course, none of this is stopping its continued work updating Minecraft with new features and content.
Most recently, the Minecraft RTX beta got even more worlds for players to check out. They make use of ray tracing technology to make the game look absolutely gorgeous. Minecraft Dungeons releases May 26 for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PC.